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By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Last updated: Mar 3, 2015 - 4:24:08 PM

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'A Selfless Act' Muslim Woman Donates Kidney to Christian Student

All in attendance at Mosque Maryam gave Sister Nadirah Muhammad a standing ovation for her selfless act in donating one of her kidneys to Aja Booth, one of her students who was in need. Min. Farrakhan assigned Final Call Assistant Editor Ashahed M. Muhammad to interview Sister Nadirah. The Minister said her actions were an example of Muslim and Christian cooperation at a time when globally, people are fighting and killing each other over differing religious beliefs.
( - As news articles and media reports are replete with stories of people across the globe targeted and killed because of their religious beliefs and groups like ISIS killing Christians, Min. Farrakhan used a selfless act of a Muslim sister to demonstrate true principles that should be exhibited by Believers in God. The Nation also does not follow the old world of what is called Al-Islam, he added.

“You think that we kill Christians?” asked the Minister. “We love our Christian family. That’s our momma, our daddy, our sister, our auntie, our uncle, our cousin, our classmates, our teammates. Did you know Prophet Muhammad never killed Christians just because they were Christians? He never killed Jews because they were Jews,” the Minister said.

He called Nadirah Muhammad to the stage and used her as an example of what Muslim love for Christians truly is. Nadirah Muhammad is the daughter of Abdullah Muhammad and Sister Captain Emeritus Karriemah Muhammad, who now reside in Atlanta. Sister Karriemah assists Mother Khadijah Farrakhan.

Nadirah Muhammad is a physical education teacher and heath instructor at Westside Academy High School in Detroit. She decided to donate a kidney to one of her students, 18-year-old Aja Booth.

(L-R) Aja Booth and Nadirah Muhammad at Westside Academy High School in Detroit. Sister Nadirah, a Muslim, donated one of her kidneys to Sister Aja, a Christian. Photo courtesy of Nadirah Muhammad
The teenager had been on dialysis treatment for four years and had been waiting for a suitable donor kidney for a year. While her student is still in recovery after receiving the kidney and having an additional appendectomy, Nadirah Muhammad said young Aja is doing well, and due back to school in March.

“I am able to resume all activities, and I just started back to exercising two weeks ago. I’m back into my normal routine and I feel great!” Nadira Muhammad told The Final Call.

She admitted it was a little overwhelming with the focus turned to her March 1 at Mosque Maryam as the Minister called her out the audience and saluted her sacrifice. He called her kidney donation “an act of unparalleled love” for her Christian sister. The young woman’s church also honored Nadirah Muhammad for her wonderful gift, Min. Farrakhan added.

Over 2,000 people gave Nadirah Muhammad a standing ovation in honor of her noble and courageous act.

“To be honest, I felt humbled, blessed but also so nervous! I felt very honored to be on stage with our leader and teacher, Minister Farrakhan,” Nadirah Muhammad said. “The magnitude of what I did, I still can’t really wrap my head around it because to me, it is not a big thing, in my eyes. If it was my son, or another family member, I would want somebody to help. What I did was a humanitarian gesture that someone should do if they are able to do it. So the accolades and the adulation, I appreciate it, but I don’t feel worthy of all of it, because it is a normal everyday thing that people should do, if they can do it,” said the modest Muslim woman. (Additional coverage of Nadirah Muhammad’s selfless act will be covered in future edition of The Final Call.)